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A glimmer of hope for REDbird? No, not really.

REDbird Hope

American Express sent emails to Serve, REDcard, and Bluebird cardholders today to let them know that they will be taking away the ability to link a new bank account to fund your card.  My response was a shrug.  Who would want to fund their account that way, anyway? However, several REDbird cardholders sent me copies of their emails which contained an interesting nugget.  The email said (bolding is mine) “You can continue to easily add…

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Here’s the REDbird memo: “cash is the only tender guests can use…”

My friend Bill (Racerboy 80) managed to get a photo of The Memo.   This is the one that asserts that REDbird loads are now cash only (for more, see: I’m calling it. REDbird is dead bird.) I realize that the above can be hard to read, so here it is in text: Tender Accepted Select Reloadable Prepaid Cards Effective Oct 13 cash is the only tender guests can use to reload select prepaid cards (listed…

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I’m calling it. REDbird is dead bird.

REDbird is dead bird

Sometime on the morning of October 12th 2015, REDbird in-store debit loads stopped working.  Cash loads continued to work, but debit loads did not.  And, it wasn’t just gift cards that failed — regular bank debit card loads failed as well even though cash loads continued to work.  We reported this issue on Monday: REDbird Debit Loads are not Working: Here Is What We Know & What We Don’t. Others have written in detail about…

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The switch: REDbird to Serve

Switch REDbird to Serve

Note: As of 10/13/15 the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here is the REDbird memo, “Cash is the only tender guests can use” Note: On January 8, 2016 American Express sent out a notice to a large number of Bluebird & Serve cardholders informing them that loading capabilities on their accounts had been terminated.…

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Switching REDbird to Serve, but which one?

Serve adds Rite Aid and Dollar General

Note: As of 10/13/15 the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here is the REDbird memo, “Cash is the only tender guests can use” Note: On January 8, 2016 American Express sent out a notice to a large number of Bluebird & Serve cardholders informing them that loading capabilities on their accounts had been terminated.…

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Managing multiples: Bluebird, REDbird, Serve

Manage multiple blluebird, REDbird, Serve

Note: As of 10/13/15 the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here is the REDbird memo, “Cash is the only tender guests can use” Note: On January 8, 2016 American Express sent out a notice to a large number of Bluebird & Serve cardholders informing them that loading capabilities on their accounts had been terminated.…

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Kate vs. K8. Loading Bluebird/Serve vs. REDbird.

Kate vs. K8

Note: As of 10/13/15 the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here is the REDbird memo, “Cash is the only tender guests can use” Note: On January 8, 2016 American Express sent out a notice to a large number of Bluebird & Serve cardholders informing them that loading capabilities on their accounts had been terminated.…

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REDbird still flying, but not everywhere

REDbird still flying

Note: As of 10/13/15 the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here is the REDbird memo, “Cash is the only tender guests can use” On May 6th, 2015, REDbird (the Target Prepaid REDcard) reloads via credit card came to an end.  Target registers were recoded overnight to accept only cash or debit.  While this change…

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REDbird grounded. Now what?

REDbird grounded

Note: As of 10/13/15 the Target REDcard (REDbird) can only be loaded with cash in-store at Target. Gift cards and/or debit cards no longer work to load REDcard. For more info, see: Here is the REDbird memo, “Cash is the only tender guests can use” We didn’t know when it would happen, but we all knew it was coming.  The fact that Target allowed customers to use credit cards to reload the Target Prepaid REDcard (AKA…

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